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What is a Scribe?

Ideally, a pre-medical student (or student interested in pursuing a career within medicine) who works side by side with providers enabling them to maximize efficiency and as a result allow delivery of premier patient service.  

Alongside the provider, a scribe works amid busy trauma/medical codes & procedures, taking care of the central valley’s sickest patients. Needless to say our scribes see everything emergency medicine has to offer.

Not only do scribes function as a provider’s “right hand” person, their on-the-fly personal assistant, but they also engage in ongoing clinical research contributing to publications within the medical literature, and are involved with departmental extracurricular activities.

Benefits of Medical Scribing

 Medical scribing at CRMC has many benefits including but not limited to…

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology
  • Looks good on Medical School or other graduate program applications
  • More volunteer opportunities
  • Opportunities for growth
  • Working 1:1 with emergency medicine residents
  • Participation in resident education
  • Meaningful networking
  • Letters of Recommendation

Rene Ramirez, MD
Dr. Rene Ramirez
Scribe Program Director

Chief Scribes

Renee Nassrallah
Renee Nassrallah

Major: Biology B.S., Minor: Chemistry and Criminology   

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno  

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, tutoring children in science and math, and baking all kinds of new treats!  

Allyssa Gomez|
Allyssa Antonia Gomez 

Graduate: Masters of Science in Community Medicine (Class of 2023)  

Major: Biology B.S., Minor: Physical Science    

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno  

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, trying new foods, going to the beach, hanging out with friends and family, watching an unhealthy amount of TikToks  

 

Current Scribes

NBGeag Ajwgib
Manharsh Singh Sekhon

Major: Biology B.S., 

Minor: Chemistry  

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Playing soccer, hiking and traveling  

allison bacani
Allison Bacani  

Major: Neuroscience B.S.  

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Trying the newest food places in Fresno, snuggling my shih Tzu,  

Attempting to drink less coffee  

Nicko Vukjlovic
Nicko Vukajlovic

Major: Biology B.S. 

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Working out, reading and spending time with friends  

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Matt Bilello
Matt Bilello

Major: Chemistry B.S. 

Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara  

Hobbies: Playing any type of sport, running, watching history-based YouTube videos, reading history books, trying cool coding/ programming projects, music and just hanging out 

Linda Yang
Linda Yang

Major: Psychology B.A.,

Minor: Chemistry  

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Cooking, spending time with family, exploring new places  

Pajais Yang
Pajais Yang

Major: Biology B.S., 

Minor: Chemistry  

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Crafting/sewing, exploring the outdoors and music events, experimenting with food, spending time with family and friends, watching romantic comedies  

 

Austin O'Callaghan
Austin O’Callaghan  

Major: Biology B.S., Minor: Chemistry  

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Hiking, basketball, working out, and enology. 

Jose Alberto Rodriguez
Jose Alberto Rodriguez

Graduate: Real Estate Express (Class of 2021)  

Hobbies: Investing, Gardening, Playing with my Cat, Traveling to Mexico!

Karina Peterson
Karina Peterson 

Graduate: Masters in Public Health (Class of 2022) 

Major: Public Health-Community Health Minor: Gerontology 

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: I enjoy waking up at 4am to run and lift weights. I love trying new vegan dishes, nature and staying healthy. During school breaks I absolutely love training future soldiers of the U.S. Army.  

Kyle Tsutsui
Kyle Tsutsui  

Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology B.A., Minor: Music 

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley 

Hobbies: Music, bowling, running, spending time with friends and family, and eating good food. 

Lasya Gudipudi  
Lasya Gudipudi  

Major: Psychobiology B.S  

Minor: Gerontology and Global Health 

Undergrad: UCLA 

Hobbies:  Tennis, running, hiking at Yosemite with friends and family, binging Netflix shows and watching anything sports-related.

Avneet Mandair
Avneet Mandair 

Major: Biology B.S. 

Undergrad: University of California, Merced 

Hobbies: I love reading fiction, watching K- dramas, and spending time with friends and family. 

Dwivedi_Aditya
Aditya Dwivedi 

Major: Physiology and Metabolism B.S.  

Undergrad: University of California, Berkeley 

Hobbies: Meditation, swimming, hiking, tutoring, weightlifting, and spending time with family and friends. 

Aaron Vaughn-Martinez
Aaron Vaughn-Martinez

Major: Biology B.S. 

Undergrad: California State University, Fresno 

Hobbies: Music, fine art, travel, cars, film, weight lifting, tech 

 

History of the Program:

Since its humble beginning in 2012, with only 2 scribes supporting 10 residents and multiple attending physicians, the CRMC scribe program is 100% successful in our scribes matriculating to MD/PhD/DO/PA school out of those who successfully stayed and completed our program. Since then, the scribe program has grown nearly 10-fold.

Previous scribes:

Audra Iness: Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School 
Ruzan Orkusyan: UC Irvine Medical School 
Brandon J. Croft: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Robin Draper: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Shayan Zoghi: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Tyler Wilson: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Layla Farshidpour: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Alejandro Avila: UC Davis School of Medicine 
Jacob Perez-Stringer: UCSF School of Medicine 
Lemuel Rivera: UCSF School of Medicine 
Diana Lopez: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Brian Lawton: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Karen Wong: Pacific Northwest University-Health Sciences 
Alyssa Rivera: UCSF School of Medicine  
Harman Dhesi: UC Davis School of Medicine  
Benjamin Liang: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine